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Neewer TT560 Flash Speedlite For Canon/Nikon Digital SLR Cameras $40

poetuan 2,725 January 21, 2013 at 08:13 AM in Tech & Electronics (3) More Amazon Deals
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I was looking for a cheap flash since I'm new to photography. It has good reviews on Amazon. It's all manual and comparable to the yongnuo 560. It's about $7 off from normal price. Can order now but not available till the 23

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#16
thsi vs yongnuo 640?
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I have one and it's exceptional, especially for $40. With some practice you will instinctively know what power to set the flash for certain conditions and camera settings. Check youtube for great flash tutorials.

One annoyance is that the white pop-out bounce card will probably retract back into its sleeve and you won't be able to get it out. Happened to me the first day I owned it.

Just remember to always bounce the flash off of walls or ceiling (unless you're going for a look) and it will Improve your indoor shots tremendously.

It is extra useful for increasing shutter speed and bouncing off the ceiling to capture fast moving kids with no blur at low iso. Remeber to NEVER flash a baby or youngster directly in the eyes.

While I found lots of reference on internet,
http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ih...=367698&p=
In fact, you should try flash on a baby at 4-6 months ...
http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesma...h-baby.cfm

care to support your claim?
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lol that looks very cheap made.I am going to wait for the Canon 430ex ii on sale.
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lol that looks very cheap made.I am going to wait for the Canon 430ex ii on sale.

All I can say is you got some eagle eyes there buddySmilie
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Quote from quakemazer View Post :
I have one and it's exceptional, especially for $40. With some practice you will instinctively know what power to set the flash for certain conditions and camera settings. Check youtube for great flash tutorials.

One annoyance is that the white pop-out bounce card will probably retract back into its sleeve and you won't be able to get it out. Happened to me the first day I owned it.

Just remember to always bounce the flash off of walls or ceiling (unless you're going for a look) and it will Improve your indoor shots tremendously.

It is extra useful for increasing shutter speed and bouncing off the ceiling to capture fast moving kids with no blur at low iso. Remeber to NEVER flash a baby or youngster directly in the eyes.
Would you mind to share the tutorials links?
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Would you mind to share the tutorials links?
Here are some that spring to mind, but there are plenty of others if you search "manual flash, manual speedlight", etc:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUbus-TArmE : this one is great although he is using an ettl flash, you can still learn about the aperture and shutter speed effect on the photo.

Here are some giving the idea of low key photos (black background):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnOofosv0W0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91gU93J2Q8k

High key (white background):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUvkWkxFb2M

The tip that I can add to the use of this flash is to set it up off camera in slave mode, bouncing off the wall or ceiling. You can then use your pop up flash on camera with an index card and rubber band attached so that you're bouncing the light off the ceiling (or use your hand to obscure it, all you need is the light to trigger the off camera flash) to get some great side or top lit shots.

Here are 3 of my shots taken with this flash:
The baby with TT560 on camera bounced off right wall:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2313...404743654/

Girl with TT560 on camera bounced off ceiling (high shutter speed kills background):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2313...139402175/

Girl with TT560 off camera in slave mode bounced off wall she is facing:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2313...383607547/

Quote from lsman View Post :
While I found lots of reference on internet,
http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ih...=367698&p=
In fact, you should try flash on a baby at 4-6 months ...
http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesma...h-baby.cfm

care to support your claim [to never flash a baby or child in directly in the eyes]?
Many flash user manuals mention not to directly flash infants. After some google searching I gather that people seem to think that this is simply to avoid a lawsuit. I don't know if a direct flash will permanently harm an infants eyes (in fact I doubt it will), but it certainly can startle them. However, since I have the ability to bounce my flash, I prefer to err on the side of caution.
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Quote from quakemazer View Post :
Here are some that spring to mind, but there are plenty of others if you search "manual flash, manual speedlight", etc:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUbus-TArmE : this one is great although he is using an ettl flash, you can still learn about the aperture and shutter speed effect on the photo.

Here are some giving the idea of low key photos (black background):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnOofosv0W0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91gU93J2Q8k

High key (white background):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUvkWkxFb2M

The tip that I can add to the use of this flash is to set it up off camera in slave mode, bouncing off the wall or ceiling. You can then use your pop up flash on camera with an index card and rubber band attached so that you're bouncing the light off the ceiling (or use your hand to obscure it, all you need is the light to trigger the off camera flash) to get some great side or top lit shots.

Here are 3 of my shots taken with this flash:
The baby with TT560 on camera bounced off right wall:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2313...404743654/

Girl with TT560 on camera bounced off ceiling (high shutter speed kills background):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2313...139402175/

Girl with TT560 off camera in slave mode bounced off wall she is facing:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2313...383607547/



Many flash user manuals mention not to directly flash infants. After some google searching I gather that people seem to think that this is simply to avoid a lawsuit. I don't know if a direct flash will permanently harm an infants eyes (in fact I doubt it will), but it certainly can startle them. However, since I have the ability to bounce my flash, I prefer to err on the side of caution.
Thanks and repped for taking the time to help us out
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Quote from Jayzilla View Post :
Would you mind to share the tutorials links?
IMHO, the best website for learning off-camera flash lighting:
http://strobist.blogspot.com/

If you're new to it, start with "Lighting 101":
http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006...g-101.html
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Quote from quakemazer View Post :
Here are some that spring to mind, but there are plenty of others if you search "manual flash, manual speedlight", etc:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUbus-TArmE : this one is great although he is using an ettl flash, you can still learn about the aperture and shutter speed effect on the photo.

Here are some giving the idea of low key photos (black background):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnOofosv0W0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91gU93J2Q8k

High key (white background):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUvkWkxFb2M

The tip that I can add to the use of this flash is to set it up off camera in slave mode, bouncing off the wall or ceiling. You can then use your pop up flash on camera with an index card and rubber band attached so that you're bouncing the light off the ceiling (or use your hand to obscure it, all you need is the light to trigger the off camera flash) to get some great side or top lit shots.

Here are 3 of my shots taken with this flash:
The baby with TT560 on camera bounced off right wall:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2313...404743654/

Girl with TT560 on camera bounced off ceiling (high shutter speed kills background):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2313...139402175/

Girl with TT560 off camera in slave mode bounced off wall she is facing:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2313...383607547/



Many flash user manuals mention not to directly flash infants. After some google searching I gather that people seem to think that this is simply to avoid a lawsuit. I don't know if a direct flash will permanently harm an infants eyes (in fact I doubt it will), but it certainly can startle them. However, since I have the ability to bounce my flash, I prefer to err on the side of caution.
Bookmarked and thanks!!!!!!
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Quote from pauladams11 View Post :
IMHO, the best website for learning off-camera flash lighting:
http://strobist.blogspot.com/

If you're new to it, start with "Lighting 101":
http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006...g-101.html

Those are some MUST read. Thanks for the links
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How good are these compare to the real brand names?
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Damn it still no tracking number yet. Thinking about cancelling it. How do you leave a feedback for this merchant?
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Damn it still no tracking number yet. Thinking about cancelling it. How do you leave a feedback for this merchant?
Really? I got it shipped two days ago.
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Really? I got it shipped two days ago.
Damn I bought it before I posted the deal. Just got the tracking number this morning and will get it Friday.
Had to threaten then with a nasty email
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#30
Since this flash doesn't support TTL metering, I found a pretty neat light meter app for Android called beeCam Light Meter [google.com]. Surprisingly, it seems to work pretty well on my HTC One V.
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